– Per Chris Russell of ESPN980, Madieu Williams is visiting the Redskins. He was a good player for years with the Bengals, but those days are probably over. The Vikings signed him to a monster 6 year, $33 million deal in 2008, but his play fell off after a year or so with them. Last season, he played the first 4 games (141 snaps) with the Niners while Dashon Goldson recovered from injury, and then never saw the field again. It appears he was healthy. Niners fans forgot he was on the team. The Redskins’ situation at safety is a potential disaster.
– I added a menu at the top of the page here for the NFC East’s 2013 draft picks. Nothing noteworthy for the Giants or Cowboys, but the Eagles have an extra pick for the Brodrick Bunkley trade, and the Redskins have a few things of note as well. Obviously, they don’t have their 1st round pick, but they do have an extra 5th round pick from the Albert Haynesworth trade. Also of note is the Donovan McNabb trade. The Redskins traded Donovan McNabb for a 2012 6th round pick and a conditional 6th round pick in 2013. However, McNabb did not meet the minimum playing time requirements in Minnesota, so the Vikings do not have to send their 2013 6th round pick to the Redskins.
– Saw this interesting poll (or rather, interesting results) posted in the fanpost section over at Hogs Haven. The poll is titled “If you could choose Eli (as a rookie) over RG3 and Andrew Luck, would you?” They are clear to note that it’s “knowing what you know now,” meaning that have the advantage of knowing how Eli panned out prior to the pick. I don’t think they mean that it guarantees a couple of Super Bowls – I think it just means you know the caliber of player you’re getting. Comically, Eli is buried in last place. This is basically the same thing as when you have $50,000 in Wheel of Fortune, you know the answer to the puzzle, and you try to spin again. Who would you take?
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– Trevor Laws is visiting the Rams. He has also visited the Patriots. It appears the Eagles are making no attempts at bringing him back, nor should they. It’s pretty safe to call the former 2nd round pick a bust at this point.
– Joe Avezzano passed away. You might not know the name, but if you’re at least, ohhhhh, about 25 years old, you should remember the face. He was the special teams coordinator for the Cowboys for 13 years, and I remember him as the guy that would get extremely animated for the most basic, routine special teams plays, like extra points. My dad used to get mad that they showed him on TV after every single special teams play, but how could they not show him? If gifs existed back then, he would have been the subject of hundreds of them. RIP, crazy Cowboys special teams guy (I say this with affection). You were a fixture of my formative football years.
– There’s a “leaked NFL schedule” floating around out there. I’m not linking to it. Just know that if you stumble across it, it’s nothing more than a guy with too much time on his hands. There’s a 0% chance that NBC picks 2 Seahawks games, not to mention “Colts @ Bears” in Week 13.